A danas nešto provokativno i izazovno. Pogledajte ove crteže, grafičku adaptaciju vizija dva velika pisca Huxley-a i Orwell-a, viđene okom Stuarta Mcmillen-a, kao reminder o tome šta su oni mislili i predviđali o budućnosti društva.
Haxley je napisao Vrli novi svet, Orwell1984. U svojim antiutopijskim romanima oni nisu prorekli istu budućnost sveta. Orwell je upozoravao da ćemo biti pobeđeni spolja nametnutim nasiljem, dok je Huxley pisao o tome da nam ne treba nikakav Big Brother da ostanemo bez sopstvene autonomnosti, razvoja i istorije. On je to više video kao ljubav čoveka prema onome što ga ugrožava, kao obožavanje plodova veoma razvijene tehnologije, koja razara čovekove kapacitete da misli, tj. video nas je kao hedonistički rasturenu "boobish" ekipu.
A sve to začinjeno rečima iz knjige Neil-a Postmana "Amusing ourselves to death - in the age of show business". Evo odlomka iz uvoda ove knjige pisane u pre-internetsko vreme:
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions". In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.
This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right."
I još malo "Peek-a-boo" sveta, i reči pametnog čoveka...
"It is my object in the rest of this book to make the epistemology of television visible again. I will try to demonstrate by concrete example ... that television's conversations promote incoherence and triviality ... and that television speaks in only one persistent voice — the voice of entertainment. Beyond that, I will try to demonstrate that to enter the great television conversation, one American cultural institution after another is learning to speak its terms. Television, in other words, is transforming our culture into one vast arena for show business. It is entirely possible, of course, that in the end we shall find that delightful, and decide we like it just fine. This is exactly what Aldous Huxley feared was coming, fifty years ago."
Pogledajte molim vas crteže i tekst, pa nešto kažite, makar između dva bloka reklama !
People are strange, by The Doors